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Movies that Matter:A Human Rights Film Series

Fort Worth Movies That Matter is a bi-monthly films series that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings are held in February, March, April, June, August October and December. Additional screening events with community partners are also held throughout the year by special arrangement.

Admission is free. Reservations can be made at www.FortWorthMoviesThatMatter.eventbrite.com. Reservations will be released 15 minutes before the published start time of the program and seating becomes first come, first-served.

Tell Them We Are Rising

NR-Language, 2017, 83 min.

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries — and path of promise toward the American dream — Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told. Beginning with the earliest attempts at education to today’s campuses, the film — directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson — examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

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Movies That Matter is a program of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission (HRC). The HRC provides services related to basic human and civil rights, including enforcement of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance and federal housing, employment and public accommodation laws.

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Last updated: Dec. 13, 2017